Paris M on 26 November 2020
Q. How has COVID-19 impacted your mental health?

Well it was all-consuming. I was caring for my husband (a primary teacher) who developed Covid-19 on 30th March and suffered with long Covid for 11 weeks, trying (unsuccessfully) to home-school our five year old son, while stringently distancing from my retail job (I have 3 health conditions, so am clinically vulnerable) and working my Community Council clerk/RFO job from home. It was a really stressful time, we were worried about how we would pay rent, etc. as retail employer said I chose not to go to work and refused to pay me / furlough me; luckily our family helped a lot financially, but now I just feel guilty for taking money / help from them again, always being in debt and surviving Covid where others lost their lives / loved ones.

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